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Home Orchid flasking experiment... protocorn party!

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    Default Home Orchid flasking experiment... protocorn party!

    hello everyone!

    this is a flasking experiment done with my own cross I made last year. It's Phal tetraspis X Phal bellina
    I sow on P668 medium and I have used a new sterilisation technique for the seeds ( bleach fume ). On 6 flasks, I got 4 contamination and 2 are growing. As you can see, I have thousand of protocorns....
    Sorry for the quality of the pictures...




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    Claude that is amazing, info and pictures both !! Congratulations you are an Orchid Mommy now !! Keep us posted with the developments.

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    Awesome work. That could be the start of a lot of orchids.

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    that's a great success. i would like to try it, too!

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    This is my dream. I would love to do this, create a new hybrid and then grow the seeds at home instead of in a lab! One thing I am not too sure about is how you go about naming the hybrid for example, if you take the pollen from plant A and place it in plant B is it plant A or plant B that gets the first name? ie, (AxB) or ( BxA)? Good luck anyway. I can't wait to see the end results.

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    green Dragon,
    well done and congrat., you see it´s not difficult.
    You took too much medium, you see 10% would have been enough.
    And you have to hurry up, start replating as when the first rhizoids appear you won´t be able separating and replating the proto´s without hurting them. Any sort of injury the proto´s will be answered by a protocorm-proliferation with low or even lacking differentation. You certainly expect seedlings and no proto-clusters.
    Ntl, well done, I am proud of you, go ahead with that.

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    Congrats on your success!!! That's awesome

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    very interesting, congrats on your success.

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    Hi dear , what do you mean about Bleach Fume?

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    Congrats Claude!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie11 View Post
    This is my dream. I would love to do this, create a new hybrid and then grow the seeds at home instead of in a lab! One thing I am not too sure about is how you go about naming the hybrid for example, if you take the pollen from plant A and place it in plant B is it plant A or plant B that gets the first name? ie, (AxB) or ( BxA)? Good luck anyway. I can't wait to see the end results.
    when a cross is written out with the parents names, it is conventional to list the pod parent followed by the pollen parent.

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